A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ABSTRACTED CHURCH RECORDS,
MINISTERS' RECORDS, AND RELATED SOURCES

Jane Fletcher Fiske -- 15 June 1995

[citations to Arnold refer to James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850
(21 vols., Providence, 1891-1912)]


  • Barrington, Congregational, baptisms, 1798-1880; members, 1743-1873; marriages, 1798-1804, Arnold 8
  • Barrington, First Congregational, marriages, baptisms, communicants, signers of the covenant, 1728-1740, Arnold 10
  • Bristol, Congregational, list of members, 1682-1872, Arnold 8
  • Bristol, Congregational, The American Genealogist, 66 [1991] - ongoing in 69 [1994]. (See 6:53 for an illustration from the original book).
  • Bristol, Elder Wight's baptisms, 1742812; signers of the covenant, 1741-1805; publishments, 1784-1829; marriages, 1784-1829; deaths, 1784-1829, Arnold 8
  • Bristol, Episcopal, St. Michael's, baptisms, 1725-1863; confirmations and communicants, 1756-1866; marriages, 1723-1865; burials, 1729-1865, Arnold 8
  • Bristol, First Baptist, baptisms, 1811-1895, Arnold 8
  • Bristol, Rev. Thomas Shepard's record of deaths, 1834-1857, Arnold 8
  • Bristol, State Street Methodist, marriages, 1848-1874, Arnold 8
  • Coventry, Baptist, Diary of Elisha Greene, Rhode Island Roots, 15:68
  • Coventry, Maple Root Church, members list, 1762-1852, Arnold 10
  • Cross Mills, First Baptist, members, 1873-1895, Arnold 11
  • East Greenwich, Baptist, members, 1839-1898, Arnold 11
  • East Greenwich, Methodist Episcopal, marriages, 1870-1895; members, 1854-1896, Arnold 11
  • East Greenwich, St. Luke's Church, marriages, 1860-1899; births, baptisms, confirmations, deaths, burials, 1834-1899, Arnold 11
  • East Greenwich, Third Six Principle Baptist, members, 1858-1891, Arnold 10
  • East Providence, First Baptist, members, 1794-1886, Arnold 10
  • East Providence, Newman Congregational, membership, baptisms, marriages, 1726-1890, Arnold 9
  • Exeter and West Greenwich Union Church, pew holders and subscribers, 1810-1836, Arnold 10
  • Exeter, Baptist, members list, 1766-1850, Arnold 10
  • Exeter, Baptist, members lists, 1790-1927, Rhode Island Genealogical Register, 2 [1979-80]: 100-114, 203-208; 3 [1980-1981]: 159-163.
  • Hopkins Mills, 6th Principle Baptist Church, members, Rhode Island Roots 6:63
  • Hopkinton, First Sabbatarian, members to 1785, Arnold 10
  • Jemima Wilkinson, followers to Yates County, N.Y., Rhode Island Genealogical Register, 1 [1978-79]: 103-111
  • Kingstown, Episcopal, Wilkins Updike, History of the Narragansett Church (3 vols., Boston, 1907), includes VRs, notes on families; A Letter Book and Abstract of Out Services written during the years 1743-1751 by the Revd. James MacSparran [rector of St. Paul's Narragansett] (Boston: Merrymount Press, 1899).
  • Kingstown Friends, marriages, births, deaths, Arnold 7; "Diary of Jeffrey Watson, 1740-1784," manuscript copies in several libraries; excerpts in Rhode Island Genealogical Register, 3 [1980-1981]: 1-17; Nailer Tom's Diary [1778-1840] (Boston, 1930), with separate typescript index by Joseph Blaine at Newport Historical Society and NEHGS.
  • Little Compton, Congregational ca. 1700, see Dorchester Church Records, 118-119
  • Little Compton, United Congregational Church, list of admissions and baptisms, 1704-1874; list of members, 1832, Arnold 8
  • Narragansett Country, Six Principle Baptists, Narragansett Historical Register, 1 [1882-83]: 203-208.
  • Narragansett Friends, marriages, births, deaths, Arnold 7
  • Narragansett, St. Paul's, births and baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials, 1718-1875, Arnold 10
  • Newport, Baptist, "The Diary of John Comer," Collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society, 8 [1893].
  • Newport Second Baptist, Rev. Gardner Thurston, marriages, 1750-1800, Arnold 7; Register, 69 [1915]; baptisms, Ms., Newport Historical Society, forthcoming in the Register.
  • Newport, Congregational ca. 1700, see Dorchester Church Records, 118-119
  • Newport, Congregational, by Rev. Nathaniel Clapp, Register, 111 [1957]
  • Newport, Congregational, Dr. Ezra Stiles' births and deaths, 1760-1773, Arnold 8; The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles, Franklin B. Dexter, ed. (3 vols., New York, 1901).
  • Newport, Episcopal, Trinity Church, marriages, baptisms, deaths, burials, 1716-1850, Arnold 10; George C. Mason, Annals of Trinity Church, Newport, Rhode Island, 1698-1821 (Newport, 1890).
  • Newport, First Congregational, baptisms, 1746-1820; marriages, 1747-1820, Arnold 8
  • Newport, First Sabbatarian Church, list of members, 1671-1836, Arnold 7
  • Newport, Friends: See Rhode Island Friends
  • Newport, Providence, and Tiverton, Elder James A. McKenzie's marriages, 1830-1883, Arnold 7
  • Newport, Sabbatarian, members, 1723-1840, Arnold 11
  • Newport, Second Congregational, baptisms, 1729-1830, Arnold 8
  • Newport, United Brethren, Marriages, 1758-1850, births and baptisms, 1758-1850; deaths, 1758-1850, Arnold 7
  • North Kingstown, Episcopal, A Letter Book and Abstract of Out Services written during the years 1743-1751 by the Revd. James MacSparran [rector of St. Paul's Narragansett] (Boston: Merrymount Press, 1899).
  • North Kingstown, First Baptist, members, 1782-1886
  • North Kingstown, Quidnesset Baptist, members, 1860-1895, Arnold 11
  • North Kingstown, Six Principle Baptist, signers of the covenant with Elder Samuel Albro, 3 July 1776; with Elder James Wightman, 31 March 1770; set off to form Richmond Church, 11 February 1771; membership, 1 October 1897, Arnold 10
  • Pawcatuck Congregational, marriages, 1843-1856; members, 1843-1898, Arnold 11
  • Pawtucket, Baptist, Rev. David Benedict's marriages, 1809-1832, Arnold 10
  • Portsmouth, Friends, Register, 103 [1949]: 231
  • Providence Friends, marriages, births, deaths, Arnold 7
  • Providence, Beneficent Cong. Church, Rev. James Wilson's marriages and publishments, 1793-1840, Arnold 7
  • Providence, Episcopal, St. John's, Rev. Nathan B. Crocker's marriages, 1810-1850, Arnold 7
  • Providence, First Baptist, Rev. Stephen Gano's marriages, 1796-1828, Arnold 7; Henry Melville King, Historical Catalogue of the Members of the First Baptist Church in Providence, R.I. (Providence, 1908), includes sketches of early pastors.
  • Providence, First Congregational Society, marriages, deaths, Arnold 10
  • Providence, Newport, and Tiverton, Elder James A. McKenzie's marriages, 1830-1883, Arnold 7
  • Providence, St. John's, marriages, 1756-1871; burials, 1755-1810, Arnold 10
  • Providence, West Side Congregational Church, marriages, deaths, 1773-1816, Arnold 10
  • Providence, Westminster Congregational, 1829 members list, Arnold 10
  • Providence, Westminster Congregational, members, 1828-1880, Arnold 11
  • Rehoboth Baptists, in 1700s, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 138 [1984]: 24-31.
  • Rhode Island Friends, marriages, births, deaths, Arnold 7; marriage evidences, The American Genealogist, 67 [1992]:15-26.
  • Richmond, First General Baptist, members, 1770-1888, Arnold 11
  • Richmond, marriages by Edward Perry, 1757-1775, Arnold 10
  • Rockville Seventh Day Baptist, members, 1835-1899, Arnold 11
  • Smithfield Friends, marriages, births, deaths, Arnold 7
  • Smithfield, Second Free Will Baptist, members, 1825-1840; marriages, by Rev. Otis W. Potter, 1833-1852, Arnold 10
  • South Kingstown, Congregational, Marriages of Rev. Joseph Torrey, pamphlet, R.I. Historical Society, 1925; Index, Rhode Island Roots, 7:3-5
  • South Kingstown, First Baptist, members, 1837-1867, Arnold 8; Narragansett Historical Register, 1 [1882-83]: 42-49 (history, pastors).
  • South Kingstown, Narragansett Baptist Church, members, 1851-1890, Arnold 10
  • South Kingstown, Pawcatuck Sabbatarian Church, members, 1840-1895, Arnold 11
  • South Kingstown, Queen's River Baptist, members list, 1819-1897, Arnold 10
  • South Kingstown, Second Baptist, members, 1850-1895, Arnold 11
  • Swansea Baptist, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 139 [1985]: 21-49.
  • Swansea Friends, marriages, births, deaths, Arnold 7
  • Tiverton, Baptist, baptisms, members, 1780-1842, Arnold 8
  • Tiverton, Congregational, baptisms, 1746-1835; members list, 1746-1835, Arnold 8
  • Tiverton, Newport, and Providence, Elder James A. McKenzie's marriages, 1830-1883, Arnold 7
  • Wakefield, Church of the Ascension, baptisms, 1842-1883; burials, 1842-1883; marriages, 1843-1881, Arnold 8
  • Warren, Episcopal, St. Mark's, baptisms, 1833-1865; marriages, 1835-1866; confirmations, 1833-1866; communicants, 1833-1866; burials, 1833-1866, Arnold 8
  • Warren, First Baptist, list of members, 1803-1885, Arnold 8
  • Warren, Methodist, members, 1728-1842, Arnold 8
  • Warwick, Baptist, Elder John Gorton's marriages, 1754-1792, 7; Elder Samuel Littlefield's marriages, 1794-1820, Arnold 7
  • West Greenwich and Exeter Union Church, pewholders and subscribers, 1810-1836, Arnold 10
  • Westerly, Christ Church, marriages, births, baptisms, confirmations, communicants, deaths, burials, 1834-1897, Arnold 11
  • Westerly, First Baptist, members, 1835-1890, Arnold 11
  • Westerly, First Christian, members, 1843-1888, Arnold 11
  • Westerly, Grace Church, marriages, members, 1866-1897, Arnold 11
  • Westerly, Joshua Babcock's marriages, 1780-1810, Arnold 11
  • Westerly, Second Baptist, members, 1775-1897, 1890, Arnold 11
  • Westport Friends, marriages, births and deaths, Arnold 10

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